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Worst Bollywood Movies of 2008

There were plenty of movies in contention for the title of “Worst Bollywood Film of 2008.” Recent lousy offerings like Ghajini, Karzzzz, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Yuvvraaj threatened to overshadow crummy films from earlier in the year like Krazzy 4, Roadside Romeo and Summer 2007.

I decided to select the absolute worst movie of the year from films that I awarded zero stars when I reviewed them. Abhishek Bachchan starred in two of those movies: Sarkar Raj and Drona. I was tempted to give the dubious honor to Love Story 2050, if only because it suggested that we’ll all still be playing the Xbox 360 forty years from now.

But the worst movie of the year had to be the one that was most painful to watch, the one that wasn’t bad in a funny way (like Sarkar Raj, Drona and Love Story 2050), but was just bad. Based on those criteria, the Worst Bollywood Film of 2008 is Golmaal Returns. No other movie approached its level of immaturity and ineptitude. Everything about it was annoying, and if I hadn’t been reviewing it, I would’ve walked out of the theater after thirty minutes.

Congratulations, Golmaal Returns. May you never return again.

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Movie Review: Summer 2007 (2008)

1 Star (out of 4)

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While this film’s explicit goal is to inform movie-goers about the plight of Indian farmers driven to suicide because of their extreme poverty, the farmers get second billing to five wealthy medical students who spend their month-long rural internships doing everything they can to get back to civilization. When the brats finally decide to help the farmers after a series of bizarre, violent events, they do so by returning to the city to stage a PR campaign, rather than staying in the country to provide desperately needed medical services. Summer 2007 falls well short of accomplishing its goal.

No rating (violence, rape, language, drug use); 174 minutes